Energy-efficiency and renewable energy are important not to make you feel good. They enhance our capability. This forum on energy security hosted by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman and Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn explains how, with a focus on military capability. But we can apply the same logic at many levels, national, state, and local.
And in our own homes. Energy-efficiency obviously saves energy. But done properly, it is also inextricably linked to comfort, safety, and durability of homes–and these benefits often outweigh the energy savings and the project costs. It’s bigger than just energy, and that’s how you should think about it.